A day in the life of a Para rider Evie Toombes at ESUK
7.30am Unplug my feeding tube. Take meds including anti-spasm & pain management (I’m exhausted but happy after last nights games).
8am Catheterise (and continue every 3 hours). It takes a while to get up as my leg muscles are so tight, but luckily I’m not rushing today. I sort some tack out and try and help Mum a bit.
11.15 to 12.15am Tube feed (I’m on 3 of these during day time currently).
2.20pm Course walk and first class on Roley (70cm).
3.30pm Second class on Roley (80cm).
5.15pm Milton’s class, finishing 3rd.
6.15 to 7.15pm Tube feed (I’ve missed my middle one as I’ve been busy but I managed to eat a small banana). Have a little relax with my doggy Wolfie.
8pm Sit with Mum and friends to relax and attempt to nibble a little food if my stomach can tolerate.
9.30pm to 12.30 Time for my ACE drip which I’m late starting (phosphate and 1ltr saline through my stoma to make my insides work). It’s taken 3 hours by the time I’m finished and showered. I can hear the disco next door but I need to be healthy for the championships tomorrow!) Catheterise as well (last one), and take meds.
12.40am Exhausted and finally into bed and attach my pump feed.
1am Shout Mum as I’ve forgotten my stopper and dressing for my stoma which stops it healing up! Luckily she has a spare close by plus any med kit needed.